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Fair Officials Apologize After Fireworks Stress 4-H Animals | News, Sports, Jobs

DUNKIRK — Saturday’s monster truck grandstand show at the Chautauqua County Fair quickly turned into a stressful situation for 4-H’ers and their families in the animal barns. Fireworks included in the show were loud enough that animals across the fairgrounds were alarmed, pulling some people into dangerous situations. Rick Klisiewicz, whose daughter had […]

Houghton approves animal ordinance; bees restricted | News, Sports, Jobs

HOUGHTON — Beyond banning the harming of birds, Houghton’s regulation of animals had been fairly open-ended. In response to a growing number of questions from residents about what animals were permitted in the city, Houghton City Council approved a new animal ordinance at its meeting Wednesday. Established as one of the most contentious […]

Canfield first-graders explore animal kingdom with displays | News, Sports, Jobs

CANFIELD — First- grader Palmer Marlowe, who was posing as a giraffe in the C.H. Campbell Elementary version of the wax museum, asked the crowd of family and friends Friday morning: Did you know that a giraffe’s tongue is so long they can clean their own ears?” This bit of amazing facts was […]

County exploring future of the animal control services program | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena County Animal Control Officer Michelle Reid gives some love to one of the dogs sheltered at the Animal Control building on Monday. The county is exploring options for Animal Control via a survey they are releasing to residents. ALPENA — Alpena County is exploring […]

These are the furry friends up for adoption at Woodrock Animal Rescue

Ellie is a three-year-old female mixed breed. Woodrock Animal Rescue has set up a Pup Pop-Up centre at The Garden Shop in Parktown North. Locals are invited to visit the shop between 09:00 and 14:00 every Saturday and Sunday to view their selection of adorable dogs. Donald is a three-year-old male border collie. ALSO READ: Find […]

Fireworks: A pet peeve for your animals

ANIMALS experience New Year’s Eve fireworks the same way humans experience being caught in heavy artillery. They hear sound on a range of frequencies much larger than humans can detect, and their sensitive hearing picks up sound from significantly further away. When confronted with loud, confusing noises that basically sound like bombs exploding, they become […]

‘Very violent crimes’ against animals in Mid-Michigan on the rise

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – A rise in violent crimes against animals in Mid-Michigan has some animal control officials worried. In Ingham County, a dog is still recovering after having its throat slit. The Ingham County Animal Shelter said the dog’s owner has confessed to the crime. Background: Ingham County dog expected to make full recovery […]

Man charged with killing animal | News, Sports, Jobs

WELLSBURG — A Wellsburg man has been charged with the malicious killing of an animal, a felony offense for which he could be sentenced to five years in prison and fined $1,000 to $5,000. A criminal complaint filed by the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department states a deputy questioned Ronald J. Sebeck, 71, of […]

Campbell judge hears animal cruelty cases toward dog, pig | News, Sports, Jobs

This dog was hit by a car in March and its owner, Samantha Hall, of Campbell, was charged with cruelty to a companion animal after police said she did not take it to a vet for treatment. Residents saw the dog was unable to walk and contacted the city mayor, who called […]

HOMETOWN PROFILE: Fitch grad rescues exotic animals | News, Sports, Jobs

Submitted photo Amy Rigby cuddles a rabbit she is caring for at her Rebel Rescue Ranch in Berlin Center. The nonprofit was created in 2018 and houses goats, pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds and lizards. BERLIN CENTER — Youngstown native Amy Rigby, owner of the nonprofit animal shelter Rebel Rescue Ranch, recalls […]

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